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The presenters at the 2018 Resort Symposium comprise leading authorities from academia and private practice in the fields of internal medicine, surgery, and emergency and critical care. Each has published and presented extensively for the professional audience.

Benjamin R. Buchanan, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC

Dr. Buchanan is a partner in Brazos Valley Equine Hospital in Navasota, Texas, where he oversees the ICU and internal medicine units. Recognized as 2012 Texas Veterinary Medical Association Equine Practitioner of the Year, Dr. Buchanan has extensive experience in the areas of colic, respiratory disease, cardiac disease, ophthalmology and neonatal medicine.
Diana M. Hassel, DVM, Ph.D., DACVS, DACVECC

Dr. Hassel is an associate professor of equine emergency surgery and critical care at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where she runs the equine emergency service and is the equine section head. Her research focus is treatment of the critically ill equine patient, with particular interests in colic, endotoxemia and the gastrointestinal microbiome.
Pamela A. Wilkins, DVM, Ph.D., MS, DACVIM, DACVECC
2018 Resort Symposium Program Chair

Dr. Wilkins is a tenured full professor of equine medicine and emergency and critical care at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been the respiratory section editor for the last three editions of Large Animal Internal Medicine and an invited guest editor for two editions of VCNA Equine Practice. Her current research interests include biomarkers of disease and disease severity (particularly L-lactate) and transfusion medicine.